There is a reason Dr. Rukmini (Vinaya) Rednam is known as “The Confidence Doc,” and it goes far beyond her work as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. In everything she does, Dr. Rednam is dedicated to helping her patients feel beautiful, confident, and worthy as their authentic selves.
This is the motivation behind her Transform Project, a photo- and video-journalism showcase focused on the ways her surgical results positively impact the lives of her patients. Dr. Rednam takes the time to form deeply personal relationships with each of her patients, which is the only way she can truly understand their desires, needs and goals. This is how she achieves results that are more than aesthetically stunning: they truly do justice to her patients’ spirits.
From helping patients reaffirm a connection with their femininity after breast cancer, to encouraging patients to honor their true selves through gender affirmation surgery, Dr. Rednam’s mission is to walk with her patients on their journeys with compassion, understanding, grace…and absolutely no judgment. As her patients will say, many come to her during some of the darkest days of their lives, when they feel anything BUT beautiful. But Dr. Rednam sees the beauty in them, and she guides and encourages them until they see it, too.
Transform Project Credit
Photographer: Jade Elizabeth
Makeup Artist: Sara Eudy and Stephanie Leonard
Videographers: Johnson Media (Lyla and Jarrett)
“My passion for videography has led me to make some beautiful projects with Dr. Rednam’s patients. My ability to connect with patients has led me to bring attention to the most underrepresented groups.”
– Lyla Johnson